First, the two images. Stone Mountain Lake Sunset by Gerg1967, on Flickr Sunset at Stone Mountain by Gerg1967, on Flickr The first image I posted in the "Photo of the Day" thread. I stayed up a bit late to process it after I got home from shooting so I could use it for that day's shot. However, I wasn't quite happy with it when I was done. After work today I worked on a slightly earlier set of exposures and made some different choices with my post processing. I like the second image much better than the first, and not just because I like the position of the sun better. I think the second image looks more natural than the first. With the first image I think I went too far with the "micro contrast" settings in Photomatix. That made the clouds have too much contrast compared to what they actually looked like when I was there. I may attempt to re-process later to get a better version of it. I also happen to like the framing of the second a little bit better. The sun rays are more interesting looking, and the foreground plants give a better balance to the whole of the picture in my opinion. So, am I right? Do you like the first or the second version better? Or do they both suck?